Cals rampside finished
restored 1961 Corvair rampside, exterior & interior views as well as engine
& suspension, restored & narrated by Cal Clark, Clark's corvair parts,
www.corvair.com, also watch "rampside in parts"
1963 CHEVY CORVAIR 95 RAMPSIDE -- THE CORVAIR PICKUP TRUCK
Corvair, Chevrolet's first compact car, featured a rear-mounted, air-cooled
engine like the VW Beetle. Chevy followed the German company's lead further
by turning the Corvair into a van and a pickup with the 1963 Chevrolet
Corvair 95 Rampside Pickup. Conversion from a sedan to a van/pickup
involved moving the driver seat forward over the front wheels. Total length
stayed at 180 inches, but wheelbase actually shrank from 108 to 95 inches.
The commercial series was badged "Corvair 95" for its wheelbase. Three
models were offered -- Corvan, Loadside, and Rampside. The Corvan was a
panel van. The Loadside was a pickup with conventional double-walled box
and rear tailgate, while the Rampside added a door on the right side of the
bed that folded down to form a ramp. Unique to Corvair, this feature
allowed heavy loads to be rolled instead of lifted into the bed, and
Chevrolet sales literature never missed a chance to illustrate it. The top
edge was covered with rubber to protect it when lowered to the ground or
The cargo bed was longer than a conventional truck's bed, but wasn't level.
The rear half of the floor had to be raised to clear the engine. Corvair
95 sales never took off and pickups were never as popular as Corvans. The
1963 Rampside listed for $2,212 when new, but found only 2,046 buyers.
Like the Chevy Corvair, this Corvair 95 Rampside pickup is unique and is a
rarity to find one today. Thanks very much for viewing this Corvair 95
Rampside pickup truck.
61 Rampy kicking ass, pure Corvair power !
61 Rampside Deluxe modified with front disc brakes, 64 shifter, 110 with a
kick.......first test drive today.....man, this baby made me sweat
it.......but I got it.......
1961 CORVAIR RAMPSIDE, UNIQUE COMPACT PICKUP TRUCK
1961 WAS THE 2ND YEAR FOR CORVAIR A REVOLUTIONARY REAR ENGINED COMPACT
PRODUCED BY CHEVY IN RESPONSE TO CHRYLSER'S PLYMOUTH VALIENT AND FORD'S
FALCON. CORVAIR BROUGHT OUT A LINE OF COMPACT TRUCKS TO ADD TO THE LINE
AND A STATION WAGON CALLED THE LAKEWOOD. THERE WERE 3 TRUCK PRODUCTS:
PICKUP, VAN WITH WINDOWS OR PANEL, ( WHICH CAN BE CONSIDERED THE FIRST
MINI VAN ), AND THE RAMPSIDE. THE UNIQUE THING ABOUT THE RAMPSIDE WAS AS
THE NAME IMPLIES, A RAMP ON THE SIDE SO CARGO COULD BE WHEELED UP THE RAMP
INTO THE CARGO BAY. THE ENGINE FOR THE RAMPSIDE WAS STILL RATED AT 80BHP.
TRANSMISSIONS WERE EITHER A MANUAL OR AN OPTIONAL AUTOMATIC. THE STEERING
WHEEL WAS MOUNTED OVER THE FRONT WHEELS LIKE THE VOLKSWAGEN VAN. THIS
EXAMPLE HERE IS RESTORED ALTHOUGH SLIGHTLY MODIFIED WITH THE STEERING
WHEEL, SOME DASH GAUGES, THE WHEELS, AND THE PAINT IS NOT FACTORY. THE
INTEGRITY OF THIS RARE CORVAIR STILL EXIST AND THIS A GREAT RESTORATION.
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Driving my 61 CHEVY CORVAN Camper
Driving my Corvan down the drive way. This van has the original 84 HP
engine with a 4 speed. The engine was rebuilt about 30 years ago and now
has 10,000 on it. I want to find a 140 for her. I found this van in a
garage and it had been parked there since 1982, until I found her in
September of 2009.